Happy Birthday Ian Broudie
I've been a big fan of Ian Broudie for many years, dating back to Big In Japan, even though they only released a couple of things in their time. There were members of the band who would go on to have some further success with other projects.
Broudie's best success of course came with The Lightning Seeds and it would have been tempting to post a stack of music from them but I've chosen to go with the band that followed Big In Japan - Original Mirrors. Again it was a band that didn't last too long, releasing two albums and a handful of singles but the Debut Self-Titled album I think is pretty quality stuff. It does of course sound rather dated now but it's still worth a listen I think.
Ian Broudie is also a dab hand in the studio as a Producer and his CV has some great stuff on it: Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles and Porcupine; TV21 - A Thin Red Line; The Pale Fountains - ...From Across the Kitchen Table; The Icicle Works - If You Want To Defeat Your Enemy, Sing His Song; Frazier Chorus - Ray; The Primitives - Galore; Alison Moyett - Essex; The Automatic - Not Accepted Anywhere and The Subways - Young For Eternity to name but a few.
Original Mirrors - Original Mirrors
Produced by Alan Winstanley, Ian Broudie and S. Allen
Released February 1980
Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!